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Mario Batali's Two-Minute Calamari Sicilian Lifeguard Style

Mario Batali Two Minute Calamari Sicilian Lifeguard Style
Spice things up with Mario's two-minute calamari!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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Spice things up with Mario's two-minute calamari...Sicilian lifeguard style!
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ingredients
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons currants
  • 1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup caperberries
  • 2 cups basic tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Lb cleaned calamari (tubes cut into 1/4-inch rounds and tentacles halved)
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 3 Scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup chile pesto sauce
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 tablespoon Salt
    Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon of salt.
  • 2
      
    Set up an ice bath nearby. 
  • 3
    1 cup Israeli couscous
    Cook the couscous in the boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain and immediately plunge into the ice bath. 
  • 4
      
    Once cooled, remove and set aside to dry on a plate. 
  • 5
    1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
    1 cup chile pesto sauce
    2 tablespoons pine nuts
    2 tablespoons currants
    1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes
    In a 12- to 14-inch sauté pan, heat the oil until just smoking. Add the Chile Pesto Sauce,  pine nuts, currants, and red pepper flakes and sauté until the nuts are just golden brown, about 2 minutes. 
  • 6
    1/4 cup caperberries
    2 cups basic tomato sauce
    Add the caperberries, tomato sauce, and couscous and bring to a boil. 
  • 7
    1 1/2 Lb cleaned calamari (tubes cut into 1/4-inch rounds and tentacles halved)
    Add the calamari, stir to mix, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the calamari is just cooked and completely opaque. 
  • 8
    Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
    Salt (to taste)
    3 Scallions (thinly sliced)
    Season with salt and pepper, pour into a large warm bowl, sprinkle with scallions, and serve immediately.
 
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